See And Hear The 2017 Ford Focus RS

The Range Rover SVR Sounds Beastly

I'm not going to describe the exhaust note of this exuberant machine, apart from saying that I have a feeling the same guys who engineered the sounds of the Jaguar F-Type had a hand in it. » 2/06/15 9:31am 2/06/15 9:31am

Mutts Cutts Does NYC

If you grew up in 90s like I did, you probably spent your allowance on some exceedingly uncomfortable plastic inflatable furniture, wasted countless minutes AIM chatting with SmarterChild, and rocked out to Weezer's Blue Album, like I did. You probably also saw Dumb and Dumber. A few times. » 11/03/14 3:11pm 11/03/14 3:11pm

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 - Classic Car Club Review

The Porsche GT3 has long been regarded as a driver's car. While the results are always staggering, the recipe for GT3 pie is very simple – take a normal 911, ratchet up the cc's and revs, strip out the weight while exaggerating the width and wheelbase, give it cup-car stiff suspension, strap on a huge wing and use… » 10/09/14 1:21pm 10/09/14 1:21pm

Ride The Lightning - 2012 Tesla Model S Review

The newest bit of kit in the Classic Car Club is something different. It's the American-made, all-electric Tesla Model S. We've all heard the reviews, but after 500 miles of polar-bear friendly motoring, Classic Car Club can finally tell you what it's REALLY like. » 8/19/14 9:31am 8/19/14 9:31am

How I Found Valentino's Balboni In Wyoming

"Hey, there's two Lamborghini's parked outside the lobby," said my dad as he drank his morning coffee, with 20+ years in the car sales business under his belt. You see, his passion for car culture lies within MSRP and resale values rather than horsepower and torque figures, so when he directs my attention to a car on… » 8/08/14 10:43am 8/08/14 10:43am

CCC Long-Term Project Car: Open Source Porsche 912

Going Analog: 1974 BMW M2 Review

I have a dirty secret. Super cars aren't really my thing. I appreciate them and marvel at their outrageous power and digital brains, but I'm more of an analog guy myself. My theory on cars and motorcycles is if my talents can't push them to the absolute limit, then they're really not for me. That's what makes … » 5/19/14 1:20pm 5/19/14 1:20pm

Autocrossing A Rally Fighter Is As Awesome As It Sounds

At CCC we're all about experiences. Whether it's a top-down-cruising in a classic Mustang kind of experience, or a hooning-the-bejesus out of a 600+hp RWD off-road machine kind of experience. Last week Local Motors brought a brand new Rally Fighter to Lime Rock Park in order for its proud new owners to experience… » 5/09/14 12:08pm 5/09/14 12:08pm

Up Close & Personal With The 2015 Corvette Z06

The new Corvette Stingray is a great car, which I did not expect to like as much as I do. So when GM showed up with this yellow 'n black flared 'n vented beast of a thing, I experience mild to strong excitement. » 4/19/14 4:27pm 4/19/14 4:27pm

DC To NYC In An E93 M3 (Why You Shouldn't Hate Convertibles)

You might be saying to yourself, "Isn't that the convertible version? I don't like convertibles..." Of course you don't, you like nice rigid coupes, for rigidity. Nobody wants to own a convertible, but they can be damn fun on a nice day, which is exactly why CCC just added one to the fleet. » 4/13/14 10:28am 4/13/14 10:28am

Legend Of The Mid-Engined Aston Martin

Very rarely do I get into legit argument about cars with someone. I usually try to avoid arguments in general, especially when my conversation partner is SO sure. Like SO, SO, 100% SURE!! Which is why I was quick to revert into "agree-mode" when a truck driver told me he once hauled a mid-engined Aston Martin. » 3/06/14 9:05am 3/06/14 9:05am

7-Speeds Of Manual Goodness, Then What?

We talk often about the "death of the manual", but is it really dead? Or is it just momentarily dormant as the 6-speed slowly peters out and the 7-speed ramps up? I wish. More than likely, these +1 gear'd anomalies will remain just that; anomalies. Beautiful looking, amazing handling, anomalies. » 3/01/14 8:25pm 3/01/14 8:25pm

2014 Bentley Flying Spur Trunk Test

Most people who are afforded the chance to poke around a Bentley go right for the driver's seat, and then probably the bespoke passenger compartment to put their bottom on some fine pleated leather seats. Not Ethan. » 2/20/14 11:07am 2/20/14 11:07am

Rally: Because GTX? Cute lil thang you so perty.

Hey Guys, Saw all this talk about rally and maybe even a little talk about a GTX, Raphael?, and thought I'd throw this out really quick. » 2/18/14 4:14pm 2/18/14 4:14pm

A Boxster You Could Love

We just took possession of this DonQ liveried Porsche Boxster racer, which I have affectionately dubbed "Yellow Submarine". Upon first inspection this Boxster has properly shed all hair-dresser-lady-car connotations. Stripped interior, full roll-cage, exposed shifter, race wheel and seat, fire suppression, the works. » 2/11/14 9:50am 2/11/14 9:50am

Monticello Motor Club Brought A Slovakian Race Car To NYC

Praga Racing is the latest division of the Praga Manufacturing company, with a somewhat familiar past (to European automakers) of building cars, then motorcycles, then trucks, then buses, then tanks, then airplanes, and now race cars. » 1/31/14 11:44am 1/31/14 11:44am

CCC Manhattan 2013 Round-Up

It's been a good year at Classic Car Club Manhattan. A healthy dose of racing, in many different flavors, kept us on our toes during the summer months. While off-track we were busy driving the GT40 through tunnels, exploring the countryside in search of the ever-elusive 'perfect road', and destroying jbh's GoPros. » 12/08/13 5:26pm 12/08/13 5:26pm